Glossary

Terms commonly used in the alcohol and other drug field are listed below.

All A B C D E F G H I K
L M O P Q R S T W Z

Randomisation | Randomised Controlled Trial | Rogers' (1995) Model of Innovation, Dissemination and Utilisation | Role Adequacy | Role Competency | Role Legitimacy | Role Support | Role Support

Randomisation

A process by which subjects are allocated at random to different interventions and/or intervention and control groups. Random allocation implies that any member of the population has an equal and independent chance of being selected for intervention or control groups. (Drug and Alcohol Findings, 2000).

Randomised Controlled Trial

A study in which subjects are allocated at random to different interventions and/or intervention and control groups. The intention is to eliminate the possibility that any impacts arose due to differences between the subjects in these groups rather than the intervention. Such studies are rare and may suffer from low external validity (Drug and Alcohol Findings 2000).

Rogers' (1995) Model of Innovation, Dissemination and Utilisation

A model which proposes that new work practices are adopted as individuals pass through five sequential stages - knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation and confirmation (Little, Brown and Sullivan, 2001). [Little, Brown and Sullivan, 2001]

Role Adequacy

The extent to which a worker feels that he or she possesses the knowledge / skills to intervene or respond to drug-related problems (Ask et al, 1998). [Ask et al, 1998]

Role Competency

The extent to which a worker feels that he or she has the ability to intervene or respond to drug-related problems (Ask et al, 1998). [Ask et al, 1998]

Role Legitimacy

The extent to which a worker feels that he or she has the responsibility to intervene or respond to drug-related problems (Ask et al, 1998). [Ask et al, 1998]

Role Support

The extent to which a worker feels that he or she has access to appropriate advice, support and assistance when needed (Ask et al, 1998; Cape, 2001). [Ask et al, 1998]

Role Support

The extent to which a worker feels that he or she has access to appropriate advice, support and assistance when needed (Ask et al, 1998; Cape, 2001). [Cape, 2001]


References

Little, G., Browne, M., Sullivan, P. (2001). Needle and Syringe Program Delivery in Regional Hospitals: Building Capacity for Change. In A.M. Roche, J. McDonald (Eds) Systems, Settings, People: Workforce Development Challenges in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field, Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), p53-60. (225KB)


Ask, A., Ashenden, R., Allsop, S., Cormack, S., Addy, D., Beel, A. (1998). Education and Training Programs for Frontline Professionals Responding to Drug Problems in Australia: A Literature Review. Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA).


Cape, G. (2001). Evaluation of AOD Education and Training in New Zealand Medical Students. In A.M. Roche, J. McDonald (Eds) Systems, Settings, People: Workforce Development Challenges in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field, Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), p191-196. (328KB)